George W. Bush

Syria & American DNA

It’s been widely noted that the U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian airbase seem at odds with Donald Trump’s electioneering opposition to American intervention. But there should be little surprise.

A President Honors Wounded Veterans: Review of George W. Bush’s Portraits of Courage

President George W. Bush’s Portraits of Courage can help the nation, and especially the Church, better understand wounded warriors.

Bearing the Burden

With the Middle East on fire, Europe on edge, Russia on the march, and China on the rise, America’s interlocking system of alliances is more important now than at any time since the beginning of the Cold War.

Outrage Syria
Where is the Outrage?

During the Iraq War, there was no shortage of outrage. But why is the political left so quiet on the humanitarian nightmare that is Syria?

Word Choice: “Freedom” Absent from First Presidential Debate, Part of Troubling Trend

Amidst the post-debate spinning, little has been discussed about what Trump and Clinton didn’t say. “Freedom” was nowhere to be found in the debate transcript.

George W. Bush & End Times

Former National Security Council staffer Will Inboden, a contributing editor to this journal, has an important critique of historian Jean…

The Killing Fields

Some years ago I watched on television the compelling 1984 film The Killing Fields, in which Sam Waterston plays an…

The Nice Attack and the Clash of Civilizations
The Nice Attack and the Clash of Civilizations

There should be no confusion about the identity and motives of the Tunisian man who drove his truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day on a promenade in Nice, France, killing at least 84 and injuring hundreds. This is the face of the modern holy warrior, the fanatical foot soldier in the Islamic jihad against the West.

Bush-Congress Letter
Time to Revive the 2004 Bush-Congress Letter to Israel

Obama’s decision to reject the Bush-Congress letter soured U.S.-Israel relations. From the Israeli perspective, it was a betrayal. But it was also a setback to the cause of peace.